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The motif Faith in Providence in HCA : The Metal Pig (1842)
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The motif Faith in Providence in HCA : The Metal Pig (1842)

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Faith, divine Providence, fate

Description of this motif: Providence is Gods knowledge about and interfering with the course of events among the living. Faith in Providence is trusting that God or a guardian angel helps one through difficult situations and hard times and helps one make the right decisions.

Example :

"He's a beautiful child," she said, "and he'll be a clever glovemaker, just like you. Look at his fingers, so delicate and flexible! Madonna intended him to be a glovemaker!"

Comment on this quote: Father Giuseppe is a citizen of Florence, who has found the main character, a boy, sleeping in the church Santa Croce after having run away from his harsh mother. Giuseppe and his wife have a glovemaker's shop.
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